BVA Welsh Branch

BVA Welsh Branch exists to represent members in Wales. It brings together representatives of our specialist and territorial divisions, government, academic institutions and research organisations in Wales.

If you are a BVA member living in Wales, you will automatically be a member of BVA Welsh Branch.

Role of Welsh Branch

Our aims are to:

  • Foster the interests of the veterinary profession in Wales
  • Promote BVA in Wales
  • Advise on the consensus view of BVA members in Wales on Welsh and UK issues, particularly with reference to the Welsh Assembly Government, the National Farmers Union and the Farmers Union of Wales, and Welsh animal welfare organisations
  • Promote meetings in any part of Wales for the discussion of veterinary topics and kindred subjects, including assisting in the promotion of CPD provided by the territorial and specialist divisions

Veterinary voice for Wales

We want to ensure the veterinary voice is heard in the Welsh Assembly and Government. 

View our latest campaign activity in Wales

Latest blog posts from Wales

Representation on BVA Council

Your two Welsh Branch representatives on BVA Council are Sarah Carr and Les Eckford

You can also contact your representatives or speak with other members of Welsh Branch via the Wales forum on the BVA community. 

Welsh Branch Officers

  • Sarah Carr, President and BEVA representative
  • Dinika Procter, Junior Vice President 
  • Les Eckford, regional representative

Welsh Branch Council

The role of the Welsh Branch Council is to:

  • discuss veterinary policy issues as they relate to Wales and make all efforts to reach a consensus view on those issues
  • assist the BVA in formulating policy

Welsh Branch meetings

Welsh Branch AGM minutes, 13 June 2017 (PDF 254 KB)

Welsh Branch Council teleconference, November 2016
Minutes of meeting (PDF 156 KB)


The Welsh Branch has made significant contribution to a number of recent consultation responses, including:

More information about Welsh Branch

To learn more about the work of the Welsh Branch, including meeting papers and consultation responses, please contact

You can also download the BVA Welsh Branch Constitution